Komptech Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Komptech Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Company is focusing on North American market.

April 4, 2013
CDR Staff
Equipment & Products

Austria-based Komptech expanded its manufacturing capacity in 2012 with a new plant in Germany and a major expansion of its plant in Ljutomer near its Austrian headquarters. The new facility can build six large compost turners, shredders or other machines at the same time, doubling the plant’s previous capacity, according to the company.

This expansion means not just more absolute production capacity, but also economies of scale. This in turn helps Komptech continue to offer its customers quicker lead times and reduction of the customers’ operation costs even as it invests to keep its technology ahead of the market. Komptech says it invests 7 percent of revenues in R&D and will continue to do so well into the future.

Since completion of the expansion in March 2012, the Ljutomer plant has been turning out machines like the Topturn compost turner for markets around the world, mainly for the North American market. This is Komptech’s largest single market, and the company says it is putting a lot of focus on the North American market in terms of product design, production capacity and parts and service.